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COVID-19 Update

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available.  We have implemented COVID-19 screening assessment, disinfecting, physical distancing and isolation practices to keep everyone as safe as possible. We know that dramatic health protection measures will slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Shelter, safety planning, referrals and ongoing support are…read more

Local company raises the roof in support of community

The Haliburton County Echo | When Cory and Melissa Valentini got their roofing business ramped up for the summer season, they wanted to take their success and turn it into success for the whole community. The owner/operators of Up Right Roofing, the Valentinis knew it had been a tough year for so many, including local…read more

YWCA receives $50K donation

The Haliburton Highlander | Peterborough-based philanthropists, David and Patricia Morton of the Morton Foundation, have made a $50,000 donation to the YWCA Haliburton County. The YWCA made the announcement Nov. 5. In a press release, Patricia Morton said, “we are inspired by the courage of isolated and vulnerable women who are struggling to survive and…read more

RBC Foundation donates to Peterborough YWCA programs

Peterborough Examiner | The RBC Foundation has donated $10,000 to the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Crossroads Shelter and Nourish Food programs. Nourish works with local agencies to get nutritious food to those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. This includes home deliveries of food boxes to more than 225 families a week. Other people in the…read more

Food Truck Wars ‘fought’ in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner | Several food truck operators put their best recipes to the test Saturday for the Food Truck Wars at Farmcrest Marketplace. Customers could sample the food available and vote for their favourites, with a portion of proceeds going to YWCA programs for women and children, including safe nights at Crossroads Shelter, 24 hour…read more

COVID impacts food security in Peterborough

Global News | In the shadow of World Food Day, October 16, Global News speaks with Joelle Favreau, Manager of the Nourish Program at the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Food affordability, local food source support and navigating food system gaps through COVID will be part of our chat, but will also be scrutinized as part of…read more

Peterborough District Masonic Association donates over $17,200 to YWCA Crossroads Shelter

KawarthaNOW | The Peterborough District Masonic Association has donated $17,253.25 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s Crossroad Shelter, which provides crisis and support services to local women and children fleeing abuse. YWCA Peterborough Haliburton made the announcement on Monday (September 14). “The leadership of caring men in our community who understand that responding to the impact of…read more